Category Archives: Spring Flowers

Different Types of Tulips

Tulips come in so many assortments, colours and sizes, so sometimes we need a guide to help us know what’s what. Today we’ll explore just that, in fact we’ll talk about 4 different types of tulips such as, Single Tulips, Double Tulips, Darwin Hybrid Tulips and Lily-Flowered Tulips. And we’ll discuss what makes them unique and when they bloom.

Single Tulips

The denomination comes from their unique up-shaped six petal flower, these tulips can be early spring bloomers. Single Tulips range in size of about 25-45cm and the late spring bloomers are comparatively larger, ranging in size from 45-72cm.

Double Tulips

These flowers are also often called the “peony” tulips because of their shape, they’re an elegant flower and can be as wide as 25cm. Double Tulips are sensitive to rain and wind, so it’s ideal to have them in a sheltered place. The average size of this flower range between 30-40cm, similar to the Single Tulips, Double Tulips are both early and late bloomers.

Darwin Hybrid Tulips

This flower has an interesting history, it was developed in the Netherlands by D.W. Lefeber, a prominent breeder. He crossed the famous Red Emperor with various cultivars from the group of tulips known as Darwin Tulips. The result of this cross-breeding was a series of tulips that excelled do to their size and sturdy long stems. Their egg-shaped single blooms are up to 8cm wide and they are available in a wide range of colours; orange, red, yellow and pink. Darwin Hybrids also range in a variety of coloured speckles and stripes on their petals. These flowers provide blooms up to 5 years and grow as large as 50-70cm in mid-late spring.

Lily-Flowered Tulips

Whats makes Lily-Flowered Tulips different from other tulip varieties are there slender flowers with often pointed and recurving petals. Their flower stems are thin, making them susceptible to wind damage. Most Lily-Flowered Tulips bloom in late spring with a few blooming mid spring and are typically 40-50cm tall. These flowers make wonderful cut flowers and have a nice fragrance, perfect for any room in your home.

Get Planting

It’s always good to start thinking about what you want in your garden or what flowers you want in your home. Knowing what to plant and in what season is very helpful. Make sure you take the time to figure out how you want to approach your garden and then research the right plants for the season.

Our 4 Favourite Spring Flowers

Spring is here! Time to put away your winter jackets and enjoy the next season.  Start Spring the right way: With a beautiful bouquet of Spring flowers from Brant Florist. Our colourful arrangements are sure to brighten up any room, home or office. See what our favourite Spring flowers are.


The tulip is a bulbous plant stemming from the lily family. This beautiful herbaceous herb features glamorous flowers that are sure to add that brightness and cheer to your spring days. The flower’s genus range reaches all the way to North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, Turkey, Greece and even the Palestinian Territories.

Tulip Spring flowers by Brant Florist

We absolutely adore this spring-blooming perennial. It features a flowering stalk that rises through its delicate leaves. Tulips are available in an array of colors save for pure blue. The tulip is considered a symbol of heaven on earth in Turkish culture. Tulips were a common topic for Persian poets back in the 13th century. This stunning flower was considered a symbol of indulgence in the times of the Ottoman Empire. The Empire’s wealthiest period was referred to as the Tulip Era. The emblem of Iran is shaped to mimic a tulip as an ode to those who perished for the country.


A bouquet featuring carnations is exactly what your kitchen, office or bedroom needs this spring. Though no one is sure of the carnation’s origin, it is assumed the flower is from the Mediterranean region. This herbaceous perennial boasts greyish blue-green leaves. The flowers are produced alone or in groups upwards of five per cyme. Lean in to sniff a carnation and you will immediately notice its sweet scent. Though the first carnations were bright pink and purple, contemporary carnations range from green to yellow, white and red. Certain carnation cultivars serve as boutonnieres for men.

Brant Florist Carnation Spring Flowers

This lovely flower symbolizes love, awe and distinction. Though few know it, the carnation is used as a symbol for socialism as well as the labor movement. The white carnation stands for good luck and undying love. Striped versions of this flower represent disappointment that a love can’t be shared.


Spring Flowers Lilies by Brant FloristLillies are flowering plants of the most beautiful variety. This really is the perfect springtime plant. These large perennials often grow upwards of six feet all. Part of the beauty of lillies is that their flowers produce a lovely fragrance. The flower’s appeal also lies in its incredible range of colors. Lillies are available in white, orange, red, purple, pink and yellow.


Brant Florist Spring Flowers Daisies

Daisies are just one form of the chrysanthemum plant family. The Spring daisies main colours include white, yellow, green and various shades of mauve. Whereas the Fall season brings shades of rust, burgundy and butterscotch.  Spring daisies typically grow 30 to 35 inches in height. Few know that the word “daisy” is considered to be a “corruption of the eye of the day” as the flower’s head closes in the dark and re-opens in the light.

Springtime Flowers are Available at Brant Florist

We’ve got the best spring flowers ready for delivery to your home or to your special someone. We hand-make each floral arrangement and provide a personalized note to make the delivery of this bouquet that much more meaningful. Contact us today at or 877-545-5535 to place your order.

Six Ways to Use Easter Flowers on Your Easter Table

Easter is less than a month away. It is time to put up the holiday decorations along with some colorful flowers. If you aren’t exactly sure how to incorporate flowers on your Easter table, you aren’t alone. Most people love flowers but are a bit puzzled as to how they can be displayed in a truly artful manner. Let’s take a look at some creative ways to adorn your dinner or kitchen table with Easter flowers.

  1. A festive floral centerpiece from Brant FloristBrant Florist Easter Flowers

Finish off the table with an elegant floral centerpiece from Brant Florist. One of our colorful floral centerpieces will certainly liven up your Easter table. We have all sorts of beautiful Easter floral arrangements that will look absolutely fantastic on every holiday table.

  1. Place an individual tulip at each place setting

Wouldn’t it be nice for each of your family members or guests to find a lovely tulip at their respective positions at the Easter dining table? Pick out some beautiful tulips for the Easter holiday, place them at each place setting and everyone will have their own tulip to bring back home. It is a small but meaningful gesture, especially for adult Easter dinner guests who otherwise would not have received anything special on the holiday.

  1. Set each place with beautiful floral print napkins

Though a floral print napkin isn’t exactly the same as a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, it is certainly easy on the eyes and a festive way to add colour to your table. Place your favorite floral print napkins at each place for some lovely eye candy. These napkins will also serve as a conversation starter to boot.

  1. Create name cards in the shape of flowers

If you and your family are looking for a creative way to celebrate Easter, give this idea a shot. Trace your favorite flowers onto colorful paper and cut them out to create festive name cards. It is the next best thing to an actual flower. Furthermore, this project lets you express your creativity and allows you to have some fun on the holiday.

  1. White tulips in milk glasses

Place a couple white tulips in milk glasses and space them out across the table. It is a small visual touch that will bring the table to life for your holiday celebration. White is the perfect Easter color and tulips are the ideal springtime flower. You will be hard-pressed to find a better decoration for your Easter table.

  1. Fill a vase with eggs and top it with an assortment of Spring flowers

Brant Florist Easter Flowers

An Easter bouquet of flowers for your dining room table will serve as a stunning centerpiece that is absolutely perfect for the holiday. If you are feeling extra creative or looking for a child-friendly activity, have your kids decorate the Easter eggs before placing them in the basket.

Brant Florist is Here to put a Smile on Your Face!

Each Brant Florist floral arrangement is handmade to ensure that each customer enjoys the perfect flowers. Our mission is to provide each customer with a highly unique and visually stunning combination of flowers that results in a lasting smile. We take the time to personalize each bouquet for the intended recipient(s) by including a customized note. Our attention to detail is second to none. Contact us today at 877-545-5535 or to order your Easter flowers in time for the holiday celebration.

The Canadian Tulip Festival is Approaching

The Canadian Tulip Festival is a long running festival held in Ottawa city each year. This year the festival runs from May 12-23 at the new indoor Aberdeen Tulip Pavilion at Lansdowne Park.

The legacy of the number of tulips in our country’s capital city goes back as far as the 1940’s when the Dutch Royal Family was exiled out of the Netherlands. The family’s Princess Juliana eventually found safety in Ottawa. Princess Juliana and her children lived in safety in Canada for 5 years before going back to the Netherlands.


As a way of expressing her gratitude for her stay in Ottawa, Princess Juliana sent many gifts back to the people of Canada. One the gifts was 100,000 tulip bulbs, with a request to plant them on the grounds of the Ottawa Civic Hospital, where she had her third child. Juliana continued to send tulip bulbs to Canada each year of her reign as Queen, which ended in 1980.

The bright and wonderful display of tulips around Ottawa generated great interest from Canadians and quickly became a tourist attraction at springtime. The blooming of these colourful flowers represents the coming of the new season and the Tulip Festival is a celebration of just that.

Today, over 1 million tulips bloom throughout the Tulip Route, and The Canadian Tulip Festival now includes entertainment and activities for all ages during the week that the festival runs.

As flower enthusiasts at Brant Florist, we are excited that the National Tulip Festival is just around the corner. This means that local tulips will be popping up around town as well, providing beautiful reminders that spring is finally here.


Blooming in pinks, yellows, red, purples and more, these symbolic flower combinations are endless. Bring the joy of spring colours that tulips provide into your home or office with one of our beautiful tulip arrangements this spring!

Visit our spring flowers selection to order tulips to brighten up your space no matter where you are!